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If ever there was a town hiding spectacular secrets, then Worcester in the Western Cape Province of South Africa is it. Travellers passing on the N1 national highway between Cape Town and Johannesburg do themselves an injustice by not taking the time to stop and explore this remarkable town.
Nestled within a series of 4 mountain ranges, Worcester lies in a sunny valley with an exceptional wine, brandy and olive route. Much of the historic buildings have been retained and the eye-catching white Dutch Reformed Church is prominent on the landscape.
Thanks to a decision by the Cape government to route a railway line through Worcester way back in the 1870s, Worcester grew in importance and is today the largest commercial centre in the region. The town was named after the Marquis of Worcester.
A unique feature of the town is the number of care centres, museums and education facilities located here. The town supports... Show more
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